ThousandEyes reveals extent of Amazon Web Services’ outage

04 June 2018

ThousandEyes says it detected complete loss of connectivity from AWS' US-East-2 region to at least 10 other SaaS and API services.

ThousandEyes says it detected complete loss of connectivity from AWS' US-East-2 region to at least 10 other SaaS and API services.

Last Thursday, Amazon Web Services (AWS) reported a significant internet connectivity outage that knocked out connectivity for a whole host of services including Salesforce.

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Next Generation Data’s ‘mega’ data centre needs further expansion

07 March 2018

NGD’s carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility in South Wales offers a gross internal area of 750,000ft2 and can house up to 22,000 racks.

NGD’s carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility in South Wales offers a gross internal area of 750,000 sq. ft.  and can house up to 22,000 racks.

Next Generation Data (NGD) will build out an additional 250,000ft2 of capacity at its “mega” data centre campus near Cardiff.

The company says this follows a number of new customer contracts worth in excess of £125m over the next five years, including agreements with several Fortune 100 companies.

Work is already under way on the facility’s top floor to accommodate the new data halls.

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North Wales Police nab MPower for UPS maintenance

09 February 2018

10 UPS devices support critical ICT equipment across various police and fire service sites.

10 UPS devices support critical ICT equipment across various police and fire service sites.

MPower has been appointed to manage UPS maintenance at North Wales Police and Fire Service.

The Hampshire-based company will now look after North Wales Police’s headquarters in Colwyn Bay, district headquarters at Caernarfon and Wrexham, as well as the UPS at Rhyl Fire Station.

MPower says it will provide annual maintenance visits, round-the-clock emergency support 365 days per year, as well as remote UPS monitoring and monthly reports.

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Comtec to deliver data centre upgrade for IP House

03 January 2018

IP House has commissioned Reigate-based Comtec Power to upgrade its data centre in London Docklands.

Once completed, the 16,000ft2 facility will meet Tier III requirements to provide users with secure, resilient, and ultra-fast colocation services.

Startup operator IP House purchased what was previously a redundant data centre next to the City of London and Canary Wharf in late 2015.

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